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Investing in the future of our young people is a core commitment of the Coalition Government and Budget 2018 makes a substantial investment in the training and employment of rangatahi, say Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has today announced the Government will restore more than $1.9 million of funding to the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

The Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, has welcomed the Ministry of Social Development’s formation of a new set of ‘smart tools’ to ensure initiatives don’t breach clients’ privacy or human rights.

Social services dealing most directly with the harm caused by family violence will get much needed support as the Government boosts funding to front line agencies for the first time in ten years.

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni is pleased the long-awaited rewrite of the Social Security Act 1964 will have its second reading in Parliament today. 

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has today announced the Government is seeking New Zealander’s views on social wellbeing and how to best protect and use people’s personal information. 

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has today announced the widening of a low-interest loan scheme for people who might otherwise fall victim to loan sharks.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni says the Government’s intent to improve access to New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran’s Pension for those looking to retire to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau moved one step closer today.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister of Employment Willie Jackson have today officially launched the Work The Seasons website in Pukekohe making it easier for seasonal workers to find the job they need and for employers to find the right person.

Tasman and Taranaki residents struggling to clear up the mess left by ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita can access a helping hand following an announcement today by Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.

Fa’atalofa atu, malo e lelei, ia orana katou katoa

Speaking at the launch of Social Investment – A New Zealand Policy Experiment, the Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, said that the book couldn’t have come at a better time.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has today met with some of Work and Income’s top case managers who’ve achieved outstanding results supporting their clients into work.

Access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) for drought stricken farmers is being extended to the Southland Region (districts of Southland, Invercargill City and Gore) and parts of Otago (districts of Clutha, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes).

Drought stricken farmers in the Lower North Island and South Island’s West Coast will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) Acting Social Development Minister Peeni Henare has announced.

The Government is delivering on its promise to help low- and middle-income families with children, and to reduce child poverty.

The Government is delivering on its promise to help low- and middle-income families with children, and to reduce child poverty.

As part of the Government’s Families Package, a new Winter Energy Payment (WEP) will help a million people with the costs of heating their homes in winter, Minister for Energy and Resources Megan Woods and Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni